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Welcome To Beth El Temple!


We enjoy and encourage all levels of learning, from our youngest members to our lifelong learners. Discover ways to grow in your faith with us.



We are cooking, planting, knitting and donating our way to a better world. See how you can join us in making an impact today.



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What’s Happening at Beth El Temple

MondayMon, 24 JanJanuary, 2022

Sizeism in a World of "Likes" and Social Pressure

Monday, Jan 24th 7:00p to 9:00pSize has a visual component that people can make an immediate judgment about and as such, size remains one of the most targeted identities. What exactly is sizeism and why is it one of the 9 identities that National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) focuses on? Join us as we explore the many facets of this controversial topic and the stigmas that surround body image and size. NCCJ's mission is to promote inclusion and acceptance by providing education and advocacy while building communities that are respectful and just for all. They are changing the world by changing our communities, one mind at a time. Click in for details!


ThursdayThu, 27 JanJanuary, 2022

The Relationship Between Israel and the Holocaust with Dr. Avi Patt (now on Zoom)

Thursday, Jan 27th 8:00p to 9:00pBeth El’s own Dr. Avi Patt will discuss the relationship between Israel and the Holocaust, the topic of the next book he is writing. Dr. Patt is the Director of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life at UConn. The date of the program, January 27, 2022, is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Click in to register for this in-person event!


ThursdayThu, 3 FebFebruary, 2022

Chai Society Presents: Cultivating Resilience

Thursday, Feb 3rd 1:00p to 2:00pHow can moments of crisis – whether a communal challenge such as a pandemic or a personal challenge such as illness or loss – foster clarity of purpose and priority? How can we cultivate resilience? How can Jewish texts and traditions support us in these tasks? Join Rabbi Rachel Zerin for an exploration of these timely and timeless conversations. Click in to register for this program on Zoom!


MondayMon, 14 FebFebruary, 2022

Musical Chat with Cantor Joseph Ness

Monday, Feb 14th 1:00p to 2:00pCantor Ness is back with this very popular class! Cantor leads a discussion on various aspects of Jewish music, both culturally and liturgically; a link to the music will be provided before class. For access details, please contact Lydia Lutt (


SundaySun, 20 FebFebruary, 2022


Sunday, Feb 20th 10:00a to 11:00aOne Sunday morning each month, a group of dedicated Beth El women gather to knit and crochet afghans, hats, scarves, mittens and gloves for hospitals, shelters, orphanages, and special-needs facilities locally and in Israel. Hundreds of people of all ages have been warmed by the beautiful and colorful work of this very committed group. Along with the sound of their needles, you’ll hear a lot of laughter. Creating the items is a joy, but the comradery and friendships that have developed is just as meaningful. The group has been recognized for their work, receiving the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Centennial Schechter Commendation Award for outstanding outreach to the general and Jewish community. Whether you have experience or are interested in learning, you will be welcomed. For more information, contact BJ Diamond and Fran Weinberger at


SaturdaySat, 26 FebFebruary, 2022

Temple Trivia Throwdown

Motzei Shabbat, Feb 26th 8:00p to 11:00pJoin us Saturday, February 26th at 8pm for TEMPLE TRIVIA THROWDOWN! Featuring Rob Guilmette, professional trivia master and DJ! Beth El members are welcome to invite non-members to join their teams. Tickets are $25 per person and include beer, wine and other drinks, snacks and desserts, and live entertainment. To secure your seat with early-bird pricing of $25/person, register online by February 11th at 2:30pm.


SundaySun, 15 MayMay, 2022

Men's Club at the Hartford Yard Goats

Sunday, May 15th 1:05p to 4:00pJoin Men's Club at the Hartford Yard Goats


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Fri, January 21 2022 19 Shevat 5782